Regarded as Florida’s Paradise Coast, this southwestern region of Florida consists of beautiful downtown Naples, scenic Marco Island, and Everglades City. Sprawling white sand beaches, Naples’ lively Fifth Avenue, exceptional seafood cuisine and fantastic nature opportunities are just a few experiences available to visitors upon their arrival. For a virtual look into one of Florida’s most scenic regions, take a look at the below video and explore the experiences featured in Florida’s Paradise Coast’s Paradise in Place initiative.
Take a Virtual Tour of Naples, FL
1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd. N., Naples, FL 34102 • (239) 262-5409
Spend your afternoon with some of your favorite animals at the Naples Zoo. With daily live streams on the zoo’s Facebook page, e-visitors are welcome to check in on a variety of the zoo’s inhabitants. Swim with the gators or fly with the birds all from your couch!
Another component to the Paradise in Place campaign is the 10 live beach cams spanning Naples and Marco Island, encouraging people to stop by and relax to the sounds of the Gulf of Mexico. Visit the Paradise in Place webpage and scroll down to the “Area Webcams” section for live streams of various beaches throughout the region. SB TIP: The sun sets in Naples between 7:45 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. this time of year.
Everglades National Park
Interested in touring America’s largest subtropical wilderness? Now, individuals and families can delve into the intricate mangroves and waters of the Everglades via Google Earth. This virtual tour allows users to explore the national park and other nearby trails and preserves in great detail. Zoom in and out and follow the winding waters for an immersive view of this one-of-a-kind ecosystem.
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
15080 Livingston Rd., Naples, FL 34109 • (239) 514-0084
Need a break from online classes, or in need of some more interactive learning? The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is proud to offer a variety of craft and read-aloud videos for children to explore — all accessible from the museum’s YouTube channel. Play, learn and dream together — now more than ever.
Naples Botanical Garden
4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples, FL 34112 • (239) 643-7275
While you may not be able to smell the roses, Naples Botanical Garden is bringing their extensive gardens to your home through a variety of videos, live streams and Q&As on their Facebook page and YouTube channel. Enjoy bird’s eye views of select gardens, check out plant spotlights and even get some home gardening tips from staff members.
All images courtesy of Florida’s Paradise Coast.
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